Career Advisor, School of Management

Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: School of Management
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Apr 4, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time
Ref. No.:: 01758
Position ID:: 144860

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Senior Staff Assistant (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with experience (80% FTE)

The Career Advisor provides career guidance for School of Management (SOM) undergraduate and graduate students regarding resume writing, interviewing skills, professionalism, industry expectations, internships and full-time employment. The Career Advisor will meet with SOM students to assess their background and interests and help refine a plan to achieve their employment/continuing education goals.

The Career Advisor will regularly check in with students, providing coaching and direction to maximize employment success. Additional responsibilities will include presenting in classes on various professional development topics, attending networking/employer events (both in-person and virtual), and presenting at orientation and open house events for prospective students.

The Career Advisor performs the following essential functions:

  • Advise SOM students (undergraduate and graduate) to assess and tailor their career plan and provide resources for career exploration when appropriate
  • Meet with students during scheduled walk-in hours for resume, cover letter, interview advice (occasionally outside of work hours)
  • Establish dedicated time blocks to meet with students 1:1 either in-person or virtually using the University recruiting system hireBING by Handshake
  • Provide resume, cover letter and LinkedIn "critiques", as well as suggest events, contacts, resources and job search strategies
  • Conduct behavioral mock interviews and provide constructive feedback
  • Develop and conduct Professional Development Workshops on various topics
  • Work with SOM Career Services to arrange guest visits either for student/employer networking opportunities, guest lectures, etc.
  • Assist with Job and Internship Fairs and other university wide recruiting/networking events
  • Ability to maintain records in regards to student feedback/meeting notes, employer contact information, etc.
  • Attend in-person and virtual events both on campus and in NYC or other areas
  • Attend, and as appropriate, present at occasional weekend or evening events (Commencement, Open House, Admitted Student Events, Orientation, Case Competitions, Employer Treks, etc.)


The Career Advisor must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Human Resources, Business or other related field, Master's degree preferred.
  • At least 1-year experience in Career Services, Higher Education, Human Resources or Recruiting
  • Experience with resume writing and behavioral interviewing

Skills and Attributes:

The Career Advisor must possess the following skills and attributes: excellent presentation skills; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; careful attention to detail and ability to see the big picture; ability to organize, plan, execute and track progress working with students, professionals, events and projects; demonstrates aptitude for learning in a fast paced environment; proficient or have the ability to become proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Zoom.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: April 19, 2022

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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